There was a short article on yesterday's El Paso Times online edition describing one of the murders (usually many - 8 per day in July) in Juarez. It's written by Daniel Borunda. It's written as it should be, objective and emotionally detached. A sign of good journalism, it reads thusly:
Decapitated man found in Juárez
Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times
A man's decapitated body was found early Monday in west Juárez.
Chihuahua state police said the man was wrapped in bed sheets with his severed head laying next to him inside a white plastic bag. His right ear had been cut off and left atop the blankets. The man was nude but his clothes were left on the body.
The man had not been identified but appeared to be in his 20s. He had no other signs of violence.
"He had no other signs of violence"! I was so thankful the victim wasn't brutalized more before dying.
Maybe my reaction was exaggerated. Maybe I was just injecting a reader's shock at the brutality, compassion for the victim, or whatever, which may be misplaced. That's because the article acknowledges the cause of death has not yet been determined, pending results of an autopsy.
I mean, I guess it's possible this may have been a suicide, right?